Wheeled PROPs, graph complexes and the master equation
2009 (English)In: Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, ISSN 0022-4049, E-ISSN 1873-1376, Vol. 213, no 4, 496-535 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We introduce and study wheeled PROPs, an extension of the theory of PROPs which can treat traces and, in particular, solutions to the master equations which involve divergence operators. We construct a dg free wheeled PROP whose representations are in one-to-one correspondence with formal germs of SP-manifolds, key geometric objects in the theory of Batalin–Vilkovisky quantization. We also construct minimal wheeled resolutions of classical operads and as non-trivial extensions of the well-known dg operads and . Finally, we apply the above results to a computation of cohomology of a directed version of Kontsevich’s complex of ribbon graphs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 213, no 4, 496-535 p.
operads, props, homological algebra, homotopy theory
Research subject Mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35467DOI: 10.1016/j.jpaa.2008.08.007ISI: 000263393700011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-35467DiVA: diva2:287377